The Lakers will need a LeBron James at this level to get out of the trap.
Beaten by the Knicks the day before while the King was suspended following a blow given to the face of a player from Detroit, Isaiah Stewart, the franchise of Los Angeles returned in extremis to success on the floor of the Pacers ( 124-116) Wednesday.
LeBron regaled with 39 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Lakers star thought he could give his team the victory with a shot from behind the arc late in the 4th quarter, but Indiana rookie Chris Duarte equalized 5 seconds from the buzzer.
"King" James then made short work of the Pacers in overtime by returning three decisive shots including two 3 points, and allowed himself a few dance steps to celebrate.
LEBRON MONSTRUEUX AND HE SPRINGS HIS ALL TIME CELEBRATION 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com / jvBQ6ThZ9d
- TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) November 25, 2021
In the absence of Anthony Davis, flu, Russell Westbrook added 20 points and Carmelo Anthony 14. On the Indiana side, Malcolm Brogdon compiled 28 points and 7 rebounds.
Despite everything, the Lakers remain stuck in 9th place in the West, and will have to chain a series of victories to regain the heights.
The Warriors are still high
The Warriors, leaders of this conference, added one more victory to their remarkable start to the season by winning at home (116-96) against the Sixers still diminished in the absence of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris .
Stephen Curry scored 25 points in the Philadelphia-dominated game in the first half, before Golden State woke up and took off in the final 12 minutes.
The Phoenix Suns, runners-up to the Warriors, at the same time went on to undefeated 14th game by going to beat the Cavaliers at home (120-115).
The Suns could tie the record for the franchise's longest winning streak (dating back to the 2006-07 season) if they win Friday against the Knicks.
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